The Chinese Government expressed its strong objection against the Dumping and Countervailing Duty Determination made by the Canadian Government on certain Seamless Steel Casing (OCTG) from China



    OTTAWA, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ - On Aug 13th 2007, the Canada Border
Services Agency(CBSA) initiated an investigation into the alleged injurious
dumping and subsidizing of certain seamless steel casing(OCTG) originating in
or exported from the People's Republic of China. Recently,CBSA has made its
final determination on dumping and subsidy, which determined that the OCTG
sector in China is not market-oriented and the dumping and subsidy margins for
responding Chinese companies are very high. "The Chinese Government, as well
as the industry, expresse their strong objection against this decision",
Mr. Wang Xinpei, the spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce of China said
yesterday.
    The relevant departments of Chinese government and the responding
companies have provided sufficient cooperation with the Canadian government
during the investigation. The vast evidences submitted by Chinese side in the
responses and during on-site verifications clearly prove that the Chinese OCTG
sector is a highly competitive sector where companies operate under market
economy conditions. The government neither intervenes the daily operation of
the companies, nor decides the market prices. Consequently, designating the
OCTG sector as non market is inconsistent with the facts and reality and does
not accord with relevant Canadian laws. Further, using surrogate data to
calculate the dumping margin while imposing countervailing duty will obviously
lead to the double-counting of dumping and subsidies, which is not allowed by
WTO rules and Canadian laws. Besides, CBSA's determination contains further
serious mistakes on the calculation of dumping and subsidy duty, which have
artificially exaggerated the dumping and subsidy margins of Chinese companies,
thus seriously injuried their interests.
    The Chinese side hopes that the Canada International Trade Tribunal(CITT)
could make a fair and justice decision on injury. Chinese government will
attach close attention on the development of this case and will take measures
to actively protect the legitimate rights of Chinese companies.

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